It’s always better to be over-prepared, then to realize that you are missing an essential item that you can’t fish without! Whether you have a week-long trip planned or a short weekend getaway, there are some fishing supplies that you’ll need to have before venturing out. Check out our list to make sure that you are prepared with everything you need to have a successful and memorable fishing trip!
Carry Your Fishing License
First, make sure that your license is valid and up to date before you plan your trip. If you don’t already have a fishing license, remember you can purchase one online! Once you have your license, slip it into a small waterproof bag that you can store within your backpack or tackle box.
Don’t Forget the Fishing Essentials.
The rods, reels, and lines that you pack should match the type of fish that you hope to catch. Also, make sure that you are also packing backups of each item in case anything happens. You never know how the conditions will be before arriving, so make sure you’re bringing several spools of lines, as well as hooks and lures.
Before your trip, take the time to organize your tackle box and remove items that you no longer need. Now would also be an excellent time to make sure all of the reels have been cleaned, and your line is free from tangles.
Pack Safety Gear
If you’re spending most of your day out on the water, you should take precautions to help keep you safe. Even on a cloudy day, the sun can be damaging and harsh on your skin. Make sure you’re bringing along some protective gear such as sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to help limit sun exposure and to protect your skin.
You should also remember to bring along a first aid kit that includes bandages and ointments for the unexpected cuts and scrapes that could happen when handling your fishing gear.
Plan Your Fishing Trip
With these packing tips in mind, you are sure to find success on your next trip! If you’re looking for a premier location to fish this year, visit Mattice Lake Outfitters. Contact us today to start planning your trip!